Technology enhanced learning

Innovation and technology is at the heart of everything we do here at Leeds. As a student at the School of Medicine, you can expect an MBChB curriculum enhanced by the thoughtful integration of the latest research-led advancements in learning technology.

We are international leaders in mobile learning, integrating the latest learning technology throughout the curriculum to facilitate your learning whether you are on campus, in an acute hospital setting or on primary care placements. You'll benefit from access to personalised learning and assessment opportunities, with resources available on and offline in a variety of formats, for smartphone, tablet, and PC.

You are supported from day one by a range of innovative mobile and interactive resources that have been developed by a specialist team of clinicians and educators here at Leeds:

  • MedStart – an induction initiative which supports your transition to university life using a series of videos, interactive presentations and links to existing learning resources.
  • 360° tours of clinical placement areas to help your orientation on placements.
  • MedEx – the Leeds MedEx site helps orientate and guide students through clinical placements and learning opportunities.
  • Progress File – an online portfolio to record and store assessments and clinical observations while on placement.
  • Recognising and Responding to Acute Patient Illness and Deterioration programme (RRAPID) – a suite of mobile and interactive resources, including an app and eBook available for students to use as learning tools and reference guides within the clinical setting. The suite is currently being expanded to include the use of virtual reality and augmented reality.

Our dedicated Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) team work closely with clinicians, academics, students, patients and carers to develop innovative educational resources that compliment every aspect of the MBChB course.

Ultrasound skills training

Leeds is the first medical school in the country to fully integrate ultrasound into the five year curriculum. The benefit to you is that anatomy teaching integrates hands-on practical sessions with the latest ultrasound equipment, combining basic science with clinical application from year one. First year imaging skills are developed throughout your clinical practice, enhancing your patient examination skills and becoming part of your clinical and specialist training.